Reporting mobile use while driving

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Twenty Inch, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ...

    I expect you mean "people" since it's women and men who do it. ;)
     
  2. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    When safety and braincells are lacking,yes.
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    From what I've seen the new 6 points penalty doesn't seem to be deterring people. Sooner its a banning offence on a par with drink driving, the better.
     
  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    No I'm not really convinced either.
     
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  5. CanucksTraveller

    CanucksTraveller Macho Business Donkey Wrestler

    Location:
    Hitchin, Herts
    No deterrent will work while it's socially acceptable, I can walk past a whole line of traffic of say, 20 cars on any given day and I'll see probably 3 to 4 drivers typing on phones. It takes a whole mindset and generational change, like drink driving did. At the moment, it's just seen by many as possibly a bit naughty, but something that everyone does.
     
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  6. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    IMO no deterrent will work - if you're never going to get caught. Part of the problem is people know they are unlikely to get caught.
     
  7. raphael4

    raphael4 New Member

    What's the best value helmet camera? I want one of those tube shaped ones to make it look more inconspicuous, not the big boxy Go Pro style ones.
    Sharp night vision is particularly important in these winter months.
     
  8. MartyBenji

    MartyBenji Regular

    Location:
    Home Counties
    When walking along a 1/2 mile stretch of main road to my allotment I can guarantee seeing at least two drivers using their phones, even a bus driver once. There is very little chance of them getting caught until an accident happens.
     
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  9. ryanme

    ryanme Member

    Location:
    Somerset

    The new Go Pro is tiny ... still a box though I admit, and I do not think the night vision is amazing.

    My GF used a Roadhawk Ride when living in London in a previous life, nothing bad to say about it!
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Bus drivers on mobiles get well and truly dobbed in.

    The scary thing is that half these people aren't simply talking on the phone, bit they're gazing down at it reading Twitbook or What space, and to be driving without looking is truly terrifying.
     
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  11. Tizme

    Tizme Über Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Walking my dog the other afternoon I saw a woman pull out of her drive, youngster in the front seat next to her, another on the back seat, as she held her mobile up to her face talking, why couldn't she just have her conversation before she drove off - probably because she knew she had a 99.9% chance of not seeing a policeman at any time during her journey. In my last 2 years of regular cycle commuting (admittedly on "earlies" it would be around 5:30 am) I saw no more than half a dozen Police vehicles (and one of those managed to close pass me on an A road with a 50mph limit!).
    I was really gutted when my headcam failed to pick out clearly the bus driver looking down at his mobile (clearly texting) as he approached a staggered cross-roads and about to turn right across the traffic:headshake:
     
  12. Twice this week. I have had to shout at cyclists riding along the cycle path towards me to stop them riding into me. Texting whilst riding. Both times riding with no hands on the handlebars.

    Its not just car drivers you need to look out for.
     
  13. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Yeah get that on the CS 3 all the time.The most classic one was an idiot Boris Biker using her phone coming the opposite way by the mosque place with a BMW driver mixed up in it doing a right turn and the cyclist in front of me having to brake with me having three things to concentrate on.She will never know how near she was to causing an accident.Too bloody ignorant and selfish.
     
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  14. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    The worst thing about all this is that the perpetrators don't believe that they're doing anything wrong because that 'phone call / text is SO IMPORTANT it just can't wait.
    It won't be until they cause a serious injury / death as a direct result of their action that they even then, MIGHT consider that what they did was open to criticism.

    Sad, but true I'm afraid - !
     
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  15. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44584261

    I know people are pretty thick sometimes but this is just plain ignorant if it was true.I find mobile phones so unsociable at work and generally it's the same people blabbing on them all day,Still not all my work colleagues are like this.
     
    Last edited: 23 Jun 2018
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